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The Resource Beethoven : the universal composer, Edmund Morris

Beethoven : the universal composer, Edmund Morris

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Beethoven : the universal composer
Title
Beethoven
Title remainder
the universal composer
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Morris
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beethoven was a genius so universal that his popularity, extraordinary even during his lifetime, has never ceased to grow. It now encircles the globe: Beethoven's most famous works are as beloved in Beijing as they are in Boston. Biographer Morris brings the composer to life as a man of astonishing complexity and overpowering intelligence. A gigantic, compulsively creative personality unable to tolerate constraints, he was not so much a social rebel as an astute manipulator of powerful and privileged aristocrats, at a time when their world was threatened by the rise of Napoleon. Struggling against progressive, incurable deafness (which he desperately tried to keep secret), he nonetheless produced towering masterpieces. Morris illuminates Beethoven's life, including his interactions with the women he privately lusted for but held at bay, and his work, whose grandeur and beauty were conceived "on the other side of silence."--From publisher description
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Summary
Bashful with women and a stranger to romance, Beethoven was an abrasive, egotistical, and unsightly little man. Yet he was also a musical genius whose greatest works flowed from his deepest woes. His raging alcoholism and brooding psychosis seemed to stimulate not stifle his muse. But it wasn't until he lost the precious gift of hearing that he composed masterpieces whose grandeur and beauty tower above all others
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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184895
Cataloging source
TEF
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.B4
LC item number
M696 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Eminent lives
Target audience
adult
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the universal composer
Label
Beethoven : the universal composer, Edmund Morris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-243)
Contents
Prologue -- The spirit of Mozart -- The hands of Haydn -- The creature of Prometheus -- The cold dungeon -- The immortal beloved -- The mountains of the mind -- The raven mother -- The other side of silence -- Valedictory -- Epilogue -- Glossary of musical terms
Control code
2501949
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
243 p.
Isbn
9780060759742
Lccn
2006274925
Other physical details
port
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61770492
  • (OCoLC)61770492
Label
Beethoven : the universal composer, Edmund Morris
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-243)
Contents
Prologue -- The spirit of Mozart -- The hands of Haydn -- The creature of Prometheus -- The cold dungeon -- The immortal beloved -- The mountains of the mind -- The raven mother -- The other side of silence -- Valedictory -- Epilogue -- Glossary of musical terms
Control code
2501949
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
243 p.
Isbn
9780060759742
Lccn
2006274925
Other physical details
port
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61770492
  • (OCoLC)61770492

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